The Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them lends itself almost too perfect for a augmented reality game like Pokemon Go.
If not Niantic, the chances are extremely high that there will be an augmented reality game of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. The story penned by Harry Potter author J.K. Rolling is just a perfect fit for a Pokemon Go like game.
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Pokemon Go has been downloaded 500 million times. Other game developers want now in on this market. Sony said earlier this month that Pokemon Go is a real game-changer.
Hollywood knows that too. A movie like Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is just too perfect. You got the extensive Harry Potter fanbase that includes kids and adults that grew up with Potter. Magical creators are roaming the real world in the movie and need to be caught and put back in a suit case they escaped from. The fantastic beasts even have quirky names like Bowtruckle, Swooping Evil, Demiguise and Niffler. It is all there!
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, is also around for the long term. The Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 2 is already planned to be released in 2018.
Warner Bros. has its own video game studio. It is not trivial to recreate Niantic's AR platform. John Hanke revealed for instance that the information of PokeStops has been crowd sourced in Ingress. Niantic has an incredible detailed map of the real world that nobody has. There are though other concepts of how to anchor the virtual world in the real one.
The race is on the next augmented reality hit game.
Harry Potter director David Yates directed the movie starring besides Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston and Colin Farrell. The story of Fantastic Beasts is set before the Harry Potter books. Magizoologist, Newt Scamander visits in 1926 New York, where his collection of macigal creatures escape and cause havoc in the city.
The Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them movie will be in theaters on November 11. Watch the trailer below.
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